Prosthennops serus Cope 1877 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Alternative combinations: Dicotyles serus, Tayassu serus

Synonym: Prosthennops graffhami Schultz and Martin 1975

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. Descriptions of New Vertebrata from the Upper Tertiary Formations of the West. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17:219-231

Belongs to Prosthennops according to D. B. Wright 1998

See also Colbert 1935, Cope 1877, Hay 1902, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006 and Wright 1989

Sister taxa: Prosthennops condoni, Prosthennops haroldcooki, Prosthennops kernensis, Prosthennops niobrarensis, Prosthennops rex, Prosthennops xiphodonticus, Prosthennops ziegleri

Type specimens:

  • Prosthennops serus: Its type locality is Sappa Creek, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in Kansas
  • Prosthennops graffhami:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (7: Alabama, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas collections)

• Miocene of Honduras (1), United States (4: Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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